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#2518574 Your predictions for the roster heading into the offseason.

Posted by number9 on 01 May 2014 - 01:20 AM

In my perfect world we boot Franzy the Panzy and throw three years at 20mil at Iginla so he can meet his stated goal of playing to 40.   We waive bye bye to Legwand, and the rest of the FA including Alfie.
We then have these lines
Quincey walks, Lashoff gets dealt we promote Marchenko and Oulett and Kindl sits in the pressbox.
We then have defense pairings that are:
Be great if we can also dump Kindl..the we can elevate Sproul and have a 2nd RH Dman.
But...since the  Franzen's gonna stay, he can center the 4th line and show us how committed to defense he really is and Andersson becomes an extra forward

The red wings don't need 3 of their top 6 forwards, or a few of their established D-men. Rebuilding is fun. It's a joke bc what ur suggesting will never happen. Welcome to the red wings.

#2517730 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 27 April 2014 - 04:59 PM


Your arguments are littered with only stats, and not what is played on the ice. It's obvious you turn a blind eye to the turnovers he creates, and I'm assuming it's someone else fault for his give away yesterday. Most people seem on the same page about the same flaws with Franzen, but points are all that seem to matter to you. I don't care if he scores 50 points a year, we can put another player to play with Datsyuk that will do that and more.


I compared Franzen with Cleary to show how broken your comparison of Franzen vs Nyquist really is.


Oh, so because of yesterdays turnover Franzen is now labeled as an overall turnover machine? Yeah, that was a bad give away. But it was also just one of only two give aways he had in the PO's. He also lead the team in take-aways during the PO's with 4. Now those stats do have some recording errors, but they still don't paint the picture of a guy who consistently gives away pucks.


Guy who only reads boxscores

#2517624 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 27 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

One goal in 23 games, none in the playoffs. How can he possibly not do better than that? None of us expect him to be the Euro Twins. Franzen should be able to perform more consistently than he has, though. What else is he doing on the ice if he isn't scoring goals besides passing the puck up the middle to the wrong team?

Not one of the kids had a pt in the playoffs either, but they are cool and new unlike Franzen

#2517595 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 27 April 2014 - 12:10 PM

Filppula: on pace for 63 pts
Franzen: on pace for 62 pts

Fil costs about a million more than Franzen, so Tampa should buy him out right?

Franzen buy out a no brainer? U ppl live in a bizarre fantasy land
Hudler: on pace for 59 pts and he costs the same as Franzen. Calgary definitely going to buy him out too *rolls eyes*

#2517594 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 27 April 2014 - 12:00 PM

41 pts in 54 gp for $4 mill is fine by me. Expecting Franzen to be our teams goal scoring X factor in most games is unrealistic IMO. He's a $4 million dollar player, not a $6 or a $7 million dollar player like Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

"But he could be so much better!"

No he can't. He's good for 50-60 pts a season and that's it. Expecting more bc of his brief 08-09 playoff streak is unfair.

#2514279 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 23 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

So we need a new coach, a new GM, a new top Dman, a new top scorer, and a new starting goalie? Agreed?
Do we need a new logo too?

#2514249 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 23 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

Said it in the GDT, saying it again here: we need a Wayne Simmonds like whoa.
Franzen, Kindl, Pulkkinen, Almqvist for Simmonds?

I think that's a huge overpayment for Simmonds and would not "LOL" at you.

#2512851 Lines/Lineup changes for Game 3 (Home game 1)?

Posted by number9 on 21 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Alfredsson
Nyquist - Legwand - Franzen
Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco
Miller - Helm - Glendening

#2512805 Gus & Tatar almost traded to Calgary per McKenzie

Posted by number9 on 21 April 2014 - 12:35 AM

It's because your argument is nonsense. I was using Reductio ad absurdum to show how bad your argument was, it was a complete non sequitur. Just because I don't share your unrealistically optimistic assesment of Sheahan is only proof I don't share that view and nothing else. 
Learn proper argumentation. It helps you not look like a complete fool.

I'd say the only non-sequiter here is jumping to conclusions.

Sheahan is yes a third line center right now, but he's still very young, and has had lots of success already in his rookie year. To completely slot him at 3rd his entire career would require a crystal ball. Twins point was a good one, and not absurd. Guys like Zetterberg were never projected to be 1st liners when they were drafted. Neither was Sheahan. To say he doesn't have any potential to make 1st line at this point in his career is absurd.

That's not optimism that's just argumentationizing

#2511486 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by number9 on 19 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

My vote is Barbashev at the moment. A lot of talk about him being the most NHL ready.

#2511479 Claude Julien wants less embellishment

Posted by number9 on 19 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

Omg I never realized Chara was sucha flopper, disgraceful

#2507399 4/8 GDT - Red Wings 4 at Sabres 2

Posted by number9 on 08 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

Remember when Helm was being bashed around here about a month ago? Hahahaha LGW, my favorite site

#2504127 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 31 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

I swear if Bertuzzi or Cleary come back I'm gonna lose my mind. I'll be ok with Q and Leggy back on decent contracts. Kindl should get a compliance buyout. Tootoo regular buyout unless management are fine with the cap hit for one more year.

#2504124 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by number9 on 31 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

...of all the prospects we have traded over the past for positions we NEEDED, please someone, name me ONE in the last 22 seasons that we really REALLY regret trading...please entertain us.

The only one I miss is Matthias. But getting Bertuzzi at the time made the trade well worth it. So I don't regret the trade. We have better prospects now anyway, Matthias was expendable. Jarnkrok was expendable as well. Farm is stacked. Some will need to go for immediate needs.

#2504117 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 31 March 2014 - 11:01 AM

Not sure if people know but Tyler Bertuzzi is back from his serious injury earlier this season and is now leading his team in the playoffs.
3 goals and 1 assist in 3 playoff games so far.  I know quite a few (looking at you Richdg) who completely counted this kid out and wrote him off for nothing.
Glad to see he's back and seeing success.

Glad to see he's back again and dominating AGAIN. Just like with Helm Z and Franzen this year ppl like rich speculated his hockey career was over. What a buncha malarky